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Humble Pie: Pyrex and prayers

I wonder how many prayers have been said over Pyrex dishes. Many years ago, I posted the following words on Facebook: “Tonight I prayed hard over a Pyrex dish as I filled it, wrapped it in foil and carefully placed it in a canvas Nugget bag with a loaf of bread and homemade pumpkin cake. ‘God, please bless my friend […]

Point of Brew: Basic requirements: WSC for POTUS?

Most activities can be boiled down to a few basic requirements. Thus, to make beer, whether a brewer is making 5 gallons of beer at home using pots and pans or 1,000 hl per brew 12 times per day in a sophisticated, custom-designed plant, the basic requirements are the same: * Top-quality raw materials including malt, hops, […]

Community calendar, Feb. 7

* Monday, Feb. 8: Dr. Sandy Borowsky will discuss “Risk Assessment and Screening of Low-Risk Breast Cancer” at 7 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. He will discuss a new project to evaluate what is known about very, very low-risk breast cancers. There will be a time for questions and answers. Borowsky is associate professor […]

Name droppers: Davis attorney joins State Public Defender’s office

Mary McComb, 58, of Davis, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown as state public defender in the Office of the State Public Defender, where she has served as supervising deputy state public defender since 2010 and was deputy state public defender from 1992 to 2010. McComb was an associate at Kelman Loria from 1990 […]

Empower Yolo: Agency powers up its board

By Cathy Farman I am the chair of Empower Yolo’s board of directors. I joined the board of Empower Yolo two years ago, primarily because Empower Yolo operates the county’s only shelter for families seeking safety from domestic violence. I had a debt of gratitude I’d been long wanting to repay, remembering a loved one’s […]

‘Love and Information’ explores fleeting social connections in instant-gratification age

Check it out What: “Love and Information” Where: Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento When: Through Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Tickets: $23-$35 at capstage.org, 916-995-5464 or [email protected] Imagine dumping over a bucket of marbles. Each marble has a theatrical scene written on it. You pick up […]

Future subscriber: Zaiden Ronin Gemmill-Charlesworth

Zaiden Ronin Gemmill-Charlesworth entered the world a little sooner than planned — arriving as a special Christmas gift for his family on Dec. 25, 2015, at the Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center. She weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces. His father, actor JJ Charlesworth, is a Davis High School graduate who has been living in Hollywood. […]

Spectacular technical effects dazzle in ‘The Little Mermaid’

That’s the ticket What: “The Little Mermaid” Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: Through Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $24-$92, call 916-557-1999, or visit www.californiamusicaltheatre.com There were dozens of little girls in blue dresses with sparkly stuff on the bodice or on their shoes, […]

School district, law enforcement offer advice on sexting, cyberbullying

Concerns about sexting and cyberbullying among Davis students have prompted a couple of community conversations in recent weeks. Dozens of parents participated in discussions about sexting at a recent Parent Engagement Night hosted by the school district, and about 75 people turned out for a forum at Davis High School on Monday evening. There they heard […]

Wednesday’s community calendar

* Thursday, Feb. 4: The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The program, prepared by Karmin McCrory, is called “A Look at Red.” Participants are asked to bring something red from home. For more […]

‘Krustaceans for Kids’ crab feed benefits Yolo Crisis Nursery

Tickets and sponsorships are on sale now for the fourth annual “Krustaceans for Kids” Crab Feed, to be held Friday, March 18, in Davis as a benefit for the Yolo Crisis Nursery. The event will begin with a no-host wine and beer bar at 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. […]

Make a conscious decision not to use violence, in the family and in the world

By Elizabeth Traubman and Lionel Traubman As loving parents who raised two children during the era of the Vietnam War, we were inspired by the work of child psychologist Haim Ginott, who observed: “Misbehavior and punishment are not opposites that cancel each other. On the contrary, they breed and reinforce each other.” We asked ourselves: […]

E-cigarettes: Not what they appear to be

By Raymond Chau Seeing my grandfather die from smoking-related lung cancer ignited a passion in me. Since his death, I have committed myself to educating the Davis community on the dangers of tobacco use. Unfortunately, as I’ve talked to UC Davis students, I’ve learned that the progress made toward a smoke-free society is being threatened, and […]

One PUC embarrassment gone, but probes continue

Here’s the bottom line on the significant but under-publicized retirement of Melanie M. Darling, the California Public Utilities Commission judge who fined a huge utility $16 million late last year for not reporting secret contacts with PUC officials including herself: The PUC is rid of a major embarrassment, but is still under criminal investigation. Why? […]

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